Director, IP Counsel


Department: Legal & Compliance

Reports To: Assistant General Counsel

Education Required:

Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school; admitted to USPTO, and at least one state bar

At least 10 years of relevant experience in the area of pharmaceutical IP, with focus on patent law

General Description:

We are seeking an experienced IP counsel to support our R&D and commercialization efforts as we further our vision to develop and commercialize molecularly targeted and immuno-oncology cancer therapeutics. This position will report to Assistant General Counsel, IP.


  • Provide IP counseling to R&D and commercialization teams on patent, regulatory data exclusivity, and other intellectual property issues.
  • Conduct patent and prior art search, competitive landscape analysis, patentability and freedom to operate analysis.
  • Identify patentable inventions, draft patent applications, and work together with outside counsel on patent filing and prosecution matters.
  • Build and maintain a strong intellectual property portfolio to support the Company’s R&D and commercialization efforts.
  • Draft IP provisions of contract templates, as well as review and negotiate IP clauses in relevant BeiGene contracts.
  • Support business development and research collaborations, including due diligence assessments, and advise on contract drafting and negotiation.
  • Monitor patent trends and case law developments in major markets, and adjust IP strategies accordingly.
  • Review draft publications and presentations.
  • Provide litigation support, including validity analysis.
  • Manage trademark matters

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have managerial responsibility or budgetary discretion.

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